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Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe
Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model. Mugabe, who had been sought by police for allegedly attacking the 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel, was granted diplomatic immunity in the case by South Africa's foreign minister on Saturday. "The minister has made the determination that the conferring of diplomatic immunity is warranted in this particular instance," the ministry said Sunday, citing a need "to maintain good inter-governmental relations" in the region.

US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean
US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

Researchers have found the wreckage of the US warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometres) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday. USS Indianapolis Credit: The Telegraph/AP The cruiser was returning from its mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would soon be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima when it was fired upon in the North Pacific Ocean by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. It sunk in 12 minutes, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington. No distress signal was sent. About 800 of the 1,196 crew members aboard survived...

One Day, Many Years From Now, Total Solar Eclipses Will No Longer Be Possible
One Day, Many Years From Now, Total Solar Eclipses Will No Longer Be Possible

The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, and one distant day, it will be too small to block the sun entirely.

Verizon 'Actively Investigating' Man Who Wore Company Gear At Charlottesville Rally
Verizon 'Actively Investigating' Man Who Wore Company Gear At Charlottesville Rally

Verizon opened an internal investigation on Thursday after discovering that a man wore company gear while marching at the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

Fired Google engineer James Damore rubs elbows with his supporters on Reddit AMA
Fired Google engineer James Damore rubs elbows with his supporters on Reddit AMA

Looks like fired Google engineer James Damore isn't disappearing from our news feeds anytime soon. The man behind the 10-page manifesto that claimed there are "biological causes" that prevent more women from getting jobs in tech made that clear by wearing a T-shirt with an altered version of the Google logo that reads "Goolag." The meme originated on 4chan's far-right /pol/ board.  SEE ALSO: Yes, that controversial Google diversity rant matters. Like, really matters. But he can't go it alone, so what better way that to host an AMA session on his fan club sub-Reddit to communicate with his supporters? (Reddit AMAs are usually hosted on r/IAmA. Damore said...

The Latest: White House rejects Maduro phone call
The Latest: White House rejects Maduro phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and Venezuela (all times EDT):

Woman sues hospital in death of 4-day-old son

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman is suing a hospital where she gave birth to her son over the baby's death after she accidently smothered him at just 4-days old.

Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack
Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State group militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base, police said Thursday.

Gorka Questions Claims of Right Wing Terrorism
Gorka Questions Claims of Right Wing Terrorism

The White House has consistently refused to condemn right wing terrorism.

34 Healthy Ways To Eat Potatoes
34 Healthy Ways To Eat Potatoes

Apple
Apple's China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

Apple's decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from Silicon Valley to face a conundrum in balancing their value for human rights and free expression against a government intent on controlling online content. Apple this week acknowledged it had removed applications for so-called VPNs or virtual private networks, despite objections.

United Nations Security Council unanimously approves sanctions on North Korea to ban $1bn of exports 
United Nations Security Council unanimously approves sanctions on North Korea to ban $1bn of exports 

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday which include banning exports worth over $1billion. The move to reduce its export revenue by a third is in response to Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. The resolution adopted Saturday afternoon will also ban countries from giving any additional permits to North Korean laborers - another source of money for Kim Jong Un's regime. The US drafted measure, negotiated with North Korea's neighbor and ally China, is aimed at increasing economic pressure on Pyongyang to return to negotiations on its nuclear and missile programs. It follows North...

Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next
Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Since British voters endorsed leaving the European Union, politicians and pundits have ruminated on which of the bloc's remaining 27 nations could be next. "Grexit" and "Frexit," for Greece and France, were two subjects of speculation.

Philippine president to ask Congress for 20,000 new troops to fight extremists
Philippine president to ask Congress for 20,000 new troops to fight extremists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress for funds to recruit 20,000 new soldiers to battle rising threats from pro-Islamic State militants in the country's restive south, senators said on Wednesday. Duterte called an urgent meeting with a group of senators on Tuesday night, sharing with them the latest intelligence reports on plans by Muslim extremists to attack three cities on the southern island of Mindanao. "He wanted to relay to us that he needs 20,000 more soldiers for the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines," said Senate majority leader Vicente Sotto.

U.S. Tests Another Intercontinental Missile Amid Tensions With North Korea
U.S. Tests Another Intercontinental Missile Amid Tensions With North Korea

It was the fourth successful test of the year

Venezuela votes in controversial election for 'super power' assembly to rip up country's existing democratic institutions
Venezuela votes in controversial election for 'super power' assembly to rip up country's existing democratic institutions

A parliamentary candidate and an opposition activist were among five people killed on Sunday as President Nicolas Maduro defied international pressure and internal strife to hold a controversial election. Mr Maduro summoned conflict-weary Venezuela to the polls on Sunday to vote in 545 members of a new constituent assembly which his supporters claim will end months of violence, but his detractors say ushers in a dictatorship. On the eve of the vote Mr Maduro appeared on state television and did not even attempt to downplay the power grab he was orchestrating. He described the vote as "the election of a power that's above and beyond every other." He added: "It's...

Couple's Dog Serves as Ring Bearer At Their Wedding: 'He Ran Right to Us'
Couple's Dog Serves as Ring Bearer At Their Wedding: 'He Ran Right to Us'

Their beloved pup was their first choice.

The D.A.R.E. Jeff Sessions Wants Is Better Than the D.A.R.E. You Remember
The D.A.R.E. Jeff Sessions Wants Is Better Than the D.A.R.E. You Remember

It would be more than 'just say no'

Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two Hours
Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two Hours

A hacker who broke into the machines in minutes, said that he could turn the machine on and off, read the data stored in it and felt that he can even change the votes.

African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, al Shabaab says 39 dead

Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents and troops from the African Union peacekeeping mission clashed on Sunday, a senior military officer said, while the group said it had killed 39 soldiers. The al Shabaab fighters ambushed a convoy carrying troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Col. Hassan Mohamed told Reuters.

Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app store
Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app store

Apple has removed software allowing internet users to skirt China's "Great Firewall" from its app store in the country, the company confirmed Sunday, sparking criticism that it was bowing to Beijing's tightening web censorship. Chinese internet users have for years sought to get around heavy internet restrictions, including blocks on Facebook and Twitter, by using foreign virtual private network (VPN) services. Beijing mandated in January that all developers must obtain government licenses to offer VPNs, leading to the Apple decision.

Ruling expected in appeal of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter
Ruling expected in appeal of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Judges were expected to rule Sunday on an appeal by an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, a case that has divided the country. Elor Azaria, a sergeant and military medic at the time of the incident, was convicted in January and sentenced the next month. Azaria arrived at a military court in Tel Aviv on Sunday ahead of the hearing scheduled to begin around 1:00 pm (1000 GMT).

93-year-old Mugabe says
93-year-old Mugabe says 'not dying' as health concerns mount

Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, declaring "I am not dying," sought Saturday to brush aside growing concerns about his health after his wife urged him to name a successor. Mugabe's medical trips to Singapore have become frequent in recent years, fuelling questions about his health. Recently, doctors were actually surprised by the strength of my bones," Mugabe said.

New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader
New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has been toughened by war and tragedy.

Senate aims for a
Senate aims for a 'skinny' Obamacare repeal as other options fail

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year-old promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus on Wednesday to passing a slimmed-down "skinny" repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives. The last-ditch effort came as senators voted 45-55 against a straight repeal of Obamacare, which provided for a two-year delay in implementation to give Congress time to work out a replacement. Seven Republicans opposed the measure.

'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border

Surveying the rocky no-man's land on Lebanon's eastern border with Syria, Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday recalled the "difficult" battle they fought to recapture much of the terrain from militants. The Lebanese Shiite movement has waged a five-day offensive across the scraggy landscape known as Jurud Arsal to oust what it says are ex-Al-Qaeda Syrian jihadists. The group's head Hassan Nasrallah praised his fighters late Wednesday, saying they were facing "a great military victory" with the enemy holed up in a pocket of territory.

German industry says vulnerable to Russia sanctions fall-out

Plans under consideration in the U.S. Congress to impose tougher sanctions against Russia would hurt German companies, endanger Germany's energy security and appear to be designed to favor American firms, a German industry association said on Wednesday. The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for the plans and to force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers' permission before easing any sanctions on Moscow. The warning issued by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce mirrors wider European concerns over potential fall-out from the U.S. moves to punish alleged Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

US House votes Tuesday to sanction Russia, Iran, NKorea
US House votes Tuesday to sanction Russia, Iran, NKorea

The US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to slap new sanctions against Russia, a move that limits President Donald Trump's ability to tinker with the penalties and has also triggered uproar in Moscow and Europe. The legislation, which is the result of a congressional compromise reached at the weekend and is aimed at punishing the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and Russia's annexation of Crimea, could end up penalizing European firms that contribute to the development of Russia's energy sector. New sanctions against Iran and North Korea for their actions on or testing of ballistic missiles are also included in the bill.

Trump's Approval Is Down In Almost Every State
Trump's Approval Is Down In Almost Every State

Support for the president is eroding.

Rexit? Rex Tillerson 'to quit as Donald Trump's secretary of state before the end of the year'
Rexit? Rex Tillerson 'to quit as Donald Trump's secretary of state before the end of the year'

Rex Tillerson is growing increasingly disillusioned with President Donald Trump and could leave his administration before the end of the year, according to two sources who spoke to CNN. The secretary of state has found himself undermined by the president, who openly contradicts him and appears disinterested in the work of Mr Tillerson's team of career diplomats at the state department. Friends of Mr Tillerson's had previously believed he would ride out the rollercoaster at Foggy Bottom - home of the state department. But CNN on Monday reported that the friends had noticed "a change in tone," and thought that he could well be planning on leaving Washington. Profile |...

Twitter erupts over woman's eyebrows during Trump speech
Twitter erupts over woman's eyebrows during Trump speech

President Donald Trump delivered a statement on health care on Monday after meeting with a group of citizens who the White House is describing as "victims of Obamacare."

Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days
Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. In stark contrast to his first absence, when numerous photos of a notably skeletal leader were published, the presidency had released no images of Buhari during his current medical leave until now. The president is on his second medical leave so far this year, the majority of which he has spent being treated for an undisclosed ailment in London.

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